DJ Becka Diamond.
Photo: Courtesy of Becka Diamond
Despite Becka Diamond's moody, head-turning numbers (see: her closet overflowing with Rick Owens) and penchant for killer accessories (no pun intended: homegirl loves a good spike-y statement piece), she's not an intimidating side-eye-inducing It Girl. She's a diamond, forrealz. Once upon a time, at probably about 4 a.m., I got the liquid courage to approach/stumble toward Diamond, who was obvi looking all kinds of gothic gorg perched behind a DJ both at some surely hipper-than-thou downtown NYC boite for what I don't remember. #BlameItOnTheAlcohol Ever since then, I've been in head-over-Alex-Wang-heels for Diamond. You've probs seen her giving a good blood-red lipped pout and a smokey eye in many a fashion spread. Or, if you got the coveted invite, spinning grunge-y gems and obscure awesomeness at a slew of exclusive parties. This week, the recent LA transplant launched her very own website, 13:13, featuring immaculate playlists and detailing Diamond's fab fashion-y life and her fab friends. Yeah, we're in <3. I got Ms. Diamond to spill all of the fashion-y beans for this week's Favorite Things, and girllll, they sparkle. Happy NYFW!
Lady Gaga in her London wedding dress look.
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A meat dress is shocking, but there's really something about an out of context wedding dress that gets people all riled up. Lady Gaga sported her bridal best to a party celebrating the Paralympic games closing ceremonies, at which both Rihanna and Jay-Z performed, in London last night, and while the gown was certainly not the kind of demure look a lot of women are going for, it was certainly chic. This also isn't the first time Mama Monster has made the rounds in nuptial attire--she wore her mother's wedding dress in the video for "You and I," and was recently spotted trying on dresses with some girlfriends (which of course set the internet all aflutter). The white gown featured a peplum and a train along with the aforementioned super revealing sweetheart (and then some) neckline, and although we have no word yet on who designed the masterpiece, we have some ideas. Gaga also paired the gown with a veil-turned-turban, a veeery interesting accessory if we do say so ourselves.
There's something very Madonna about the look, which, although it looks nothing like the material girl's notorious 1984 VMA dress, it's the attitude that's similar. Nothing like going out on a night on the town in a dress that would typically be worn on a more serious, albeit still joyful, occasion.
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Okay now it's official. EVERYONE is jumping on the Miley Cyrus haircut train (and why shouldn't they!?). This time, it's our favorite Brooklynite, Lena Dunham. The star/creator of HBO's Girls showed up to Rachel Antonoff's Spring 2013 Fashion Week presentation yesterday having chopped off her hair a mere six hours before! She hinted about the upcoming change just a day earlier, but we never thought it would come so soon. After wrapping up filming for the second season of Girls, Lena tweeted "time to do something self destructive vis a vis my hair!" Not to keep us in suspense, she later posted a pic on Twitter, saying "I Miley'd the s*** out of this Saturday."
Rita Ora went from wearing a custom Pucci jumpsuit to a white feathered mermaid style gown to present at the VMAs.
We've already sung many praises for Rita Ora's custom, super sparkly Pucci jumpsuit since we first clapped eyes on it on the VMA red carpet yesterday. Besides being unbelievably lavish and completely perfect for Rita, the partially sheer jumper was also part of a lace and sheer trend that we're totally planning to incorporate into our own wardrobes this fall. We thought she had reached--no pun intended--sheer sartorial perfection, but then the show started and she came on stage to present the award for Best Male Video and. We. Died. Rita had changed out of her jumpsuit and into a GORG Stephane Rolland couture gown in a pure, angelic white, with black harness-style detailing and feathered shoulders. It's basically the most amazing dress we have ever seen. We're also totally into the fact that Rita wore makeup that could transition between the two totally different looks. Maybe she just couldn't decide which one to wear? We wouldn't have been able to either. Watch Rita's interview with Red Carpet Report host Holland Roden and get the low down, and a closer look, on her red carpet outfit.
With Taylor in classic white and Kat in vibrant burgundy, it's hard to tell who wore a suit to the VMAs better.
OK guys, get ready for one of our toughest Who Wore It Better-s of all time. Both girls are major faves, both took a risk on the VMA carpet, and both looked totally freaking amazing. We're talking, of course, about Taylor Swift and Kat Graham, two MTV Style staples decided to wear the pants this year--literally. It's funny how a slim, perfectly tailored suit can make a pretty girl look even more feminine than the most princess-like of gowns, but that's really how we felt about the night's menswear inspired evening wear. We're so used to seeing Taylor in demure, sparkly Cinderella gowns, it was something of a relief to see her in something so simple, structured, and stark as a white suit. Kat Graham, on the other hand, took the look to it's most luxurious, pairing a rich, deep color with a pop of leopard. How will we ever decide who wore it better? Let's go a little deeper into the looks, shall we?
Lucy Hale for 'HauteMuse'.
Photo: Courtesy of 'HauteMuse'
We're still reeling from last week's epic Pretty Little Liars season finale, but let's take a break from all that TV scandal for a sec and talk about how AMAZING Lucy Hale looks on the cover of HauteMuse magazine. The 23-year-old actress graces the luxury publication's September issue in a bejewled sleeveless blouse and matching black skirt from Prada's AW12 collection, making a suit look ANYTHING but stuffy. We're loving Lucy's deep side part, metallic eyeshadow, and pink lips, which pop against the bright blue background. It's like a glammed up, grownup version of the Lucy-er, sorry Aria- who we watch every week...so obviously we love it.
Carly Rae Jepsen gets giggly in her Wet Seal campaign.
Photo: Wet Seal
Can you remember a world before "Call Me Maybe?" Whether your answer is yes or no, you probably don't want to. The infectious, VMA nominated tune has permeated every corner of our summer, as has its heavy-banged, cute as a button singer Carly Rae Jepsen. With her debut album heading toward its release date like a juggernaut and a place on Justin Bieber's "Believe" tour, Carly Rae shows no signs of stopping her total pop domination. it was for this reason that we weren't even a little bit surprised when we heard that the Canadian chanteuse had teamed up with retailer Wet Seal for a collaboration that takes the usual campaign to the next level. Beyond just starring in the brands campaign images, sporting super cute fall must-haves like printed pants, an elevated moto jacket, and bright, eye catching pumps, the star is also partnering with the company on a super amazing giveaway which, among other things, scores the winner a phone call from the singer herself, maybe. Full details on the giveaway and partnership after the jump!
Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine, and Ashley Benson at the "Spring Breakers" Venice premiere.
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The official release date for Spring Breakers (STILL) hasn't been set yet, but the film's grand premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival can only indicate it can't be that far off. Granted, we'll probably be waiting well into the new year, but seeing Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine lope down the red carpet in the anticipated flick's name (oh yea, James Franco and director Harmony Korine were there, too) has us writhing in our desk chairs with all sorts of stomach butterflies for the impending theater debut. The PYTs looked RAVISHING, as expected, and though we may be twiddling our thumbs until we finally get a taste of the movie itself, we're more than content with the four-part fashion parade that's surely right around the corner with the film's international promo tour. Let's take a closer look at the Venice kick-off and these leading ladies' first set of red carpet premiere outfits!